Every day when she goes to work, Planned Parenthood’s Casey Martin has to walk past protesters, but she remains solidly committed to the organization and the health care that it provides.
Martin is the St. Paul-based deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer of Planned Parenthood North Central States, and in 2018 she oversaw significant efforts to expand its reach.
In particular, she helped relaunch Planned Parenthood Direct in the region, an app that provides patients a more convenient way to both have an appointment and receive useful birth-control information. She also works with developers to make online-appointment scheduling available to patients. “My work there took a lot of coordination with our clinical leaders and app developers,” she said. “I dove really deep into legal issues involving privacy, licensing, and technology.”
In addition, she helped lead a recent restructuring. In 2018, the local Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota affiliated with Planned Parenthood in Iowa and Nebraska to better pool resources and expand care.
Martin has been with Planned Parenthood since receiving her J.D. from Hamline School of Law in 2011 and says she can’t imagine doing any other kind of work.
“I’m really proud to be working for a health care provider that not only provides care, but also protects access and advocates for access,” she said. “Being able to provide the kind of care that we give and making sure that it’s around for the next generation is very soul-filling work.”